Malabar Farm State Park
Near: MansfieldOH (Weather)
Number of
1 Total
12 Difficulty: Easy Trail
Trail Description Very pleasant riding on trails shared with hikers traversing scenic fields and forests. "Malabar Farm in Pleasant Valley was the dream of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Louis Bromfield. Today, visitors can see the house and farm existing just as they did in Bromfield's time. The outbuildings and pastures still house chickens, goats and beefcattle...." (From Malabar Farm brochure)
Best Time to Visit Anytime
Times to Avoid
Campground Nice level gravel pads with horse tie-ups and primitive camping for equestrians. Non equestrian camping also allowed. Fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water and latrines are offered.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Primitive, Pump Tie-up, Water Ohio State Parks
Park Office
4050 Bromfield Road
Lucas, OH 44843
Malabar Farm
Directions Take I-71 exit 169. Go east on Hanley Road. At Washington Road, turn onto Pleasant Valley Road. Malabar Farm is about 9 miles total from I-71.
This information was provided by John on 4/25/2002 9:26:42 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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